Government’s human rights council against institutionalized care for children under seven

29-12-2015

The government’s council for human rights is pushing for an amendment to the law which would prevent children under the age of seven being placed in institutionalized care. According to a proposal which the government is to debate early next year care for young children should be provided by surrogate families. The Czech Republic has long been criticised by child rights organisations for the excessively high number of children placed in institutions.